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Festivals in Perth and WA

WA hosts an array of festivals that suit every interest and age group year-round. Annual events like Fringe Festival and Perth Comedy Festival offer a bucket-load of laughs and entertainment, while Perth Festival contributes to Perth’s thriving social scene. Music lovers won’t want to miss the eclectic Falls and Laneway Festivals in the heart of Fremantle. There are also enough food and drink festivals to fill the hungriest of tummies and film festivals that showcase both local and international talent.

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Guides


Irish Day | Ascot Racecourse 2019

Enjoy some horseplay with family and friends, with traditional Irish treats, live music and a full race day schedule.

  • Dates:Oct 26
  • Time(s):9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Venue:Ascot Racecourse
  • Festivals:Ascot Racing Carnival

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Racing
  • Venue Address:Ascot Racecourse, Lee-Steere House 70 Grandstand Road Ascot, WA 6104
  • Ticket Price:Children (17 & under) - Free
  • Ticket Price FROM:Concession / Group $11
  • Ticket price TO:Adult $16
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Sports
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:Perth Racing
  • Sports:Horse Racing

Description

The luck of the Irish comes to Ascot Racecourse for the 2019 Irish Raceday. Come and celebrate with the colour, smiles and fun of the glorious Emerald Isle and with plenty of Guinness and Kilkenny on tap.

UnWined Subiaco

Enjoy the best of Western Australia’s fine wine, craft beer, cider and spirits in a festival to celebrate our unique and boutique beverages.

  • Dates:Oct 26 & 27
  • Time(s):11.30am - 5.30pm
  • Venue:Market Square Park

Details

  • Hosted By:Food & Wine Events WA
  • Venue Address:300 Roberts Road, Subiaco WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:TBA
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Festival,Wine

Description

With 70+ companies from regions across our extraordinary state, you have the chance to talk to winemakers and producers and taste our beautiful states produce you may not normally have access to.

You can try from over 45 wineries and 300 wines, buy wine by the glass to enjoy on the picnic blankets or order your favourites to take home for later.

Throughout the day you can listen to live indi music, sit in on a wine and food pairing session or wine appreciation seminar and buy some local produce and delicious tapas from Perth’s best foodies.

Or for something special you can upgrade and indulgence yourself in the Club Lounge! Its an exciting and exclusive lounge retreat with wine and food included.

Fringe World Festival 2020

FRINGE WORLD is the most popular annual festival in Perth and annually hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the incredible array of entertainment on offer.

  • Dates:Jan 17 - Feb 16 2020
  • Time(s):See Program
  • Venue:Multiple Venues
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:Ticket Prices Vary
  • Type:Festivals
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly

Description

There’s something for everyone at FRINGE WORLD; from comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out!

The 2020 Festival will be held from 17 January to 16 February at more than 150 venues all over Perth and regional WA.

The most popular way to enjoy the Festival is at one of the central hubs such as The Woodside Pleasure Garden or Girls School. The spaces are free to enter and have a magical atmosphere featuring food trucks, outdoor bars and free entertainment.

TABtouch Derby Day | Ascot Racecourse 2019

Break out the monochrome fashion, style with accessories, book your taxi and enjoy a thrilling day of racing with great entertainment right here in Perth.

  • Dates:Nov 2
  • Time(s):9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Venue:Ascot Racecourse
  • Festivals:Ascot Racing Carnival

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Racing
  • Venue Address:Ascot Racecourse, Lee-Steere House 70 Grandstand Road Ascot, WA 6104
  • Ticket Price:Children (17 & under) - Free
  • Ticket Price FROM:Concession / Group $11
  • Ticket price TO:Adult $16
  • Type:Festivals,Sports
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:Perth Racing
  • Sports:Horse Racing

Description

Head on out to Ascot Racecourse for a highly prestigious day of racing at the TABtouch Derby Day.

Our exclusive marquee event - The Oxford - will be serving up a delicious four-course plated luncheon with premium beverage and exlusive entertainment, it's THE place to be on TABtouch Derby Day. More info on the ticket page!

TABtouch Melbourne Cup | Ascot Racecourse 2019

Get ready to soak up the atmosphere of TABtouch Melbourne Cup Day at Ascot with ‘the race that stops the nation’.

  • Dates:Nov 5
  • Time(s):9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Venue:Ascot Racecourse
  • Festivals:Ascot Racing Carnival

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Racing
  • Venue Address:Ascot Racecourse, Lee-Steere House 70 Grandstand Road Ascot, WA 6104
  • Ticket Price:Children (17 & under) - Free
  • Ticket Price FROM:Concession $20
  • Ticket price TO:Adult $35
  • Type:Festivals,Sports
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:Perth Racing
  • Sports:Horse Racing

Description

The only place in Perth to celebrate the Melbourne Cup with LIVE horse racing and entertainment aplenty. Enjoy stylish fashions, the new beer garden, food trucks, pop-up bars, and don't forget to have a flutter.

Purchase your tickets to our exclusive marquee - The Treasury - and enjoy a day of high-end food and entertainment. Or take your raceday experience to the next level and purchase your own private corporate villa to entertain clients and friends.

Get in quick for one of our most popular days and make sure you don't miss the horseplay celebrations.

Let the horseplay begin!

Air Mauritius Bonjour Perth Festival

Perth's annual festival celebrating all things French! Discover the cultures and cuisines of France and French-speaking countries around the world at this family-friendly, eco-focused event.

  • Time(s):Saturday 9 November 10am-6pm plus "La Soirée" 6pm-10pm, Sunday 10 November 10am-6pm
  • Dates:Nov 9 - 10
  • Venue:Market Square Park

Details

  • Ticket Price FROM:$2
  • Ticket price TO:$7
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Pet-friendly,Summer Markets,Travel
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors
  • Music:World
  • Food & Drink:Festival,Food Event,Food Market Events
  • Sports:Other Sports & Fitness
  • Venue Address:Cnr Hayden Bunton Drive and Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA, 6008

Description

WA’s only French festival is back for the fifth time (bigger and better than ever)!

The Air Mauritius Bonjour Perth Festival 2019 will shine a light on French culture, art and style and bring together the French-speaking world for the Perth public to discover over one dazzling weekend of entertainment at Market Square Park, Subiaco.

Expect cooking demos, cabaret performances, kids' entertainment, market stalls, French food, an array of live music and dance, and so much more!

Enter the raffle for a chance to win a trip for two to Mauritius and other amazing prizes.

Tickets available online and at the door (book in advance to save)!

 

Exhibition: Planet Shark - Predator or Prey

Leave the outside world behind as you immerse yourself in the incredible underwater world of sharks!

  • Dates:Jul 6 - Nov 10
  • Time(s):9.30am - 5pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Maritime Museum
  • Festivals:XR:WA

Details

  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle
  • Ticket Price:See website
  • Type:Festivals,Museum events,Science
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:Revelation Film
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

6 July – 10 November 2019

9.30am – 5pm

Ticket prices vary.

Leave the outside world behind as you immerse yourself in the incredible underwater world of sharks!

Our latest exhibition will take you on a journey through millions of years of evolution, leaving you with a whole new level of respect for the ocean’s oldest and most effective predator.

Produced on a size and scale never seen in Australia before, Planet Shark includes awe-inspiring models of real sharks, an extraordinary collection of shark teeth and jaws, and extremely old and rare fossils—some up to 370 million years old.

This exhibition also includes a walk through gallery where you will be mesmerised by stunning HD projections of underwater shark footage.

Whether sharks fill you with fear or fascination, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey will have you captivated from start to finish. Don’t miss out on this unique experience for young and old alike!

Perth Makers Market - City Editions

Perth Makers Market take on the city by day (after the success of their Twilight Markets). Come along to support local creators at Yagan Square.

  • Dates:Sep 14, Oct 26, Dec 7
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm
  • Venue:Yagan Square

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Makers Market
  • Venue Address:Corner Wellington St and William St, Perth CBD
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Free,Homes and Design,Summer Markets
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square
  • Music:Busking
  • Visual Arts:Craft
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events

Description

Perth Makers Market is bringing our array of talented stallholders to Yagan Square for a fun event so that you can shop local at markets year round!

Be sure to read our FAQ's section on our website for any questions and click "Going" on our Facebook event to keep up to date with who is coming, promotions (there will be giveaways) and everything you need to know about this special market.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Yagan Square is located in the heart of the Perth CBD so you can catch public transport right to where we are! Otherwise you can find many multi-storey carparks located nearby.

Is there an ATM on site?
Yes, there is an ATM located within Yagan Square's Food Hall

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions about the event please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via e-mail to: [email protected]

Perth Hills Spring Festival

Shake off those post-Winter blues at the Perth Hills Spring Festival! Make the most of all that this stunning region has to offer during October & November.

  • Dates:11 OCT - 11 NOV
  • Time(s):Various times

Details

  • Hosted By:Experience Perth Hills & City of Kalamunda
  • Venue Address:Various addresses
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Festivals,Flowers,Food & drink,Free,Music,Winery Events
  • Audience:Family-Friendly

Description

As well as spectacular scenery, tempting wineries, boutique shopping and cafés aplenty, during weekends of October and November, Kalamunda will be filled with a host of events and activities.  Just a short drive (but a whole world) away, Kalamunda is ‘painting the town yellow’ to celebrate the arrival of Spring and extending an open invitation to visitors to come and join in the fun.

Bringing together families with FREE fun days, movies and activities and popular events such as the ‘Kalamunda Open Studios’ and the 'Kalamunda Artisan Markets’, the Spring Festival promises to be fun for all ages.  So whatever you’re interested in: food, wine, markets, music, gardening, photography, art or walking – the Spring Festival has it all. 

Perth Greek Festival 2019 presented by LiveLighter

Perth Greek Festival 2019 features nine full days of cultural celebration and fun events from 19 to 28 October.

  • Dates:Oct 19-28

Details

  • Hosted By:Hellenic Community of WA
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Music:Music Festival
  • Visual Arts:Youth
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Food Event,Wine

Description

The inaugural Perth Greek Festival 2019 presented by LiveLighter is a major celebration of the impact of Greek culture on the development of Perth, celebrating the diversity of the different Greek community groups within the Hellenic Community of WA and sharing this with the people of Perth.

The Festival will feature a series of events and activities starting 19 October 2019, building up to the Greek Festival Day on 26 October to be held in Russell Square, Northbridge and culminating in Oxi Day (Greek National Day) on 28 October 2019 at Kings Park.  

Events include 

  • Greek Heritage Walking Trails - profiling the Greek people, businesses and cultural history of North Perth and Northbridge
  • Planted, Plucked and Pickled - a journey from caring for your olive tree to harvesting the fruit
  • The Greek Kitchen - a masterclass in in Greek classics for the everyday cook
  • Greek Movie Nights - free screenings in Northbridge
  • The Jews of Greece Photographic Exhibition - an insight into the life of Romaniote Jews and the smaller groups of Ashkenazi Jews of Europe that constitute the Greek-Jewish community.
  • Boxopolis - working with local schools to create a cardboard chariots to be paraded on Festival Day
  • Festival Day - the culmination of the Festival with food and market stalls, live performances, demonstrations and plenty of other activities

 

Perth Greek Festival is supported by the Office of Multicultural Interests, Lotterywest and the City of Perth

 

VR Fright Fest

Palace Cinemas and FrameVR are proud to present Australia’s first stand-alone Virtual Reality Film Festival!

  • Dates:Oct 24 - Nov 7
  • Venue:Palace Cinemas Raine Square

Details

  • Hosted By:Palace Cinemas, City of Perth, Frame VR
  • Ticket Price:$20-30
  • Type:Film,Technology,Festivals
  • Audience:Adults
  • Film:Film Festivals

Description

Our VR films will be presented in a completely new concept in immersive cinema, where audiences experience the films together socially without headphones, sharing every moment of tension and terror together!

Across the Halloween season October 24th – Saturday 2nd November,  Fright Fest VR will be serving up over 20 ghoulish VR experiences across a range of horror genres including jump scare, zombie, slasher and ghostly films!

Highlights include: “11:57,” —a first-person POV nightmare in which you are strapped to a chair in a dark cave. The experience revolves around your every move but may leave you cowering under your bed. “Inside The Chamber of Horrors 1 & 2” – you wake up in a cold basement where something is creeping into the room, something too horrific to describe, we dare you to keep your eyes open. “IT- Float VR Experience” – Enter the universe of Pennywise in this experience which will allow viewers to meet the sinister clown and take a trip into sewers of Derry, the small town in Maine where the story takes place.

Opening Night Tickets $30 inclusive of Introduction and Q and A from the Frame VR team and a glass of Prosecco

All other tickets $20!

Week One Programme:  Thursday 24th October 2019 – Saturday 26th October 2019
Week Two Programme: Thursday 31st October 2019 – Saturday 2nd November 2019

Tickets on sale now!

Proudly supported by the City of Perth.

PLC Open Garden Day 2019

Open Garden Day showcases Perth's best gardens as they blossom in spring. Spectacular private gardens in Peppermint Grove open to the public & View Street transforms into an amazing street festival.

  • Dates:Friday, October 25,
  • Time(s):10.00am to 2.00pm
  • Venue:Peppermint Grove
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth
  • Venue Address:14 McNeil Street, Peppermint Grove, WA, 6011
  • Ticket Price:Entry to the private gardens is ticketed, while the View Street markets are free of charge.
  • Ticket Price FROM:$0
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Type:Agricultural,Charity / Fundraising,Fashion,Festivals,Flowers,Food & drink,Free,Garden,Homes and Design,Summer Markets,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For seniors
  • Music:Choral,Classical,Concerto,Free,Other Music,String Quartet
  • Visual Arts:Craft,Other Visual Arts,Sculpture
  • Food & Drink:Coffee,Food Market Events

Description

The PLC Open Garden Day showcases some of Perth's best gardens as they blossom in spring.

This year's Open Garden Day will see a number of new and historic homes throughout Peppermint Grove, opening their spectacular gardens to the public. View Street will close for this year's event, generating amazing 'street festival' atmosphere, with over 50 market stalls showcasing incredible local art, jewellery, bags, local produce, plants and more

What's on offer... 
- Eight magnificent private gardens, open to visitors 
- Over 50 market stalls, with incredible local art, jewellery, bags, local produce, plants and more 
- Outdoor garden cafe 
- Live music and entertainment by PLC music students 
- Free parking at Manners Hill Park, with a free courtesy tram and bus shuttle service running to and from the event on regular intervals

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for pension card holders, and free for children under 16. Your ticket includes entry to all eight private gardens. Entry to the View Street Markets is FREE of charge!

Russian Resurrection Film Festival

The biggest celebration of Russian cinema - outside of Russia!

  • Dates:October 25 - 30
  • Venue:Event Cinemas Innaloo
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Russian Resurrection Film Festival
  • Venue Address:57 Liege St, Innaloo
  • Ticket Price FROM:$17
  • Ticket price TO:$65
  • Type:Festivals,Film
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Film:Film Festivals,Indoor Films
  • Food & Drink:Other

Description

From big-budget action blockbusters, to razor sharp female-led comedy and edge-of-your seat thrillers, the Russian Resurrection Film Festival is proud to be returning to Perth in 2019, bringing with it a smorgasbord of the very best new Russian cinema.

The 2019 Festival will screen brand new features and retrospective classics in Perth from 25-30 October.

Perth International Burlesque Festival: The Tease Factory

GET READY FOR THE RETURN OF PERTH’S VERY OWN INTERNATIONAL BURLESQUE FESTIVAL! Join us at the Opening Party: THE TEASE FACTORY, for the Burlesque and Cabaret showcase and networking event of the year.

  • Dates:25 october 2019
  • Time(s):Doors open 7.30pm, Show 8pm
  • Venue:The Court Hotel

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth International Burlesque Festival
  • Venue Address:50 Beaufort Street
  • Ticket Price FROM:45
  • Ticket price TO:140
  • Type:Festivals,Performing Arts
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Circus,Dance

Description

Your hostess for the evening will be none other than the Glameleon herself, Ruby Slippers from Melbourne, and our stunning line up of international, interstate, and Western Australian artistes have been set to WOW. 

Bring a devilishly curious spirit and check out some of the stalls, booths and merchandise we have on display and for sale, and keep an eye out for Camden Champagne and David Woolley from Vintage Glamour Photography who’ll be presenting and filming live at our festival!

Perth International Burlesque Festival: Club Burlesque Gala Event

Join us at our Gala Event: CLUB BURLESQUE, for the crème de la crème, the finest, the most fabulous and flamboyant burlesque and cabaret ever to grace our stages!

  • Dates:26 October 2019
  • Time(s):Doors 7pm, Show 7.30pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth International Burlesque Festival
  • Venue Address:659 Beaufort Street
  • Ticket Price FROM:56
  • Ticket price TO:140
  • Type:Festivals,Performing Arts
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults,Wheelchair Access

Description

Hosted by our very own Cougar Morrison, your eyes will feast on a stunning array of performers from overseas, across our lands, and some of the very best WA has to offer, including never before seen acts in Perth, and world-wide debuts from some of the most celebrated burlesque stars on Earth.

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